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Emachine says boot from CD well I have done that and it still gives me the same error

By purpleeyesr4me
Nov 24, 2007
  1. My emachine crashed and when I turn it on it says boot from CD so I do that and then it says to press any key after it has restored from CD so when I press any key it gives me the same message message that I started with "boot from CD". How can I get into my C:\ or the programming of the computer?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    Your hard drive is probably toast... You might try and reset the CMOS by removing the button battery on the motherboard with the computer unplugged from the wall. What model eMachines is this?
     
  3. purpleeyesr4me

    purpleeyesr4me TS Rookie Topic Starter

    emachine

    2260 it is about 5 or 6 years old. Do you think geek squad could do anything with it or am I wasting my time? Thanks for the quick reply.
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,456   +228

    After setup has copied the files from the CD and reboots, you should get the message to press any key to boot from CD, correct? At this point do NOTHING. Setup should continue on its own. Try this and see what happens.
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    This eMachines is way past it's useful life. If Mailpup's post doesn't work, you will be better off saving for a new computer. I doubt if the "geeksquad" would even look at this for you. I'm sure they would love to sell you a new computer though
     
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